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T i m e s
July 16, 2001
Next Monthly Meeting - July 25thThe next regular meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2001 from 12-1pm at the Elliott Bay Bookstore Café conference room. If you have any agenda items or issues that need to be addressed at the meeting, please send them to Wyatt Wood.
Monthly meetings are generally held on the third Wednesday of each month. However, this month the meeting date has been changed to accommodate a retirement event for Tim Clark (WTD-Construction) scheduled for 7/18 at the KSC-5 A/B.
Contract NegotiationA prebargaining meeting to be held on June 28, 2001. The following TEA representatives attended:
Special TEA MeetingsBased on the need to take action on various business issues, TEA will conduct special meetings on Tuesdays from 12-1pm at the Elliott Bay Bookstore Café Conference Room. These meetings are open to all TEA members.
June Meeting - SuccessThe last regular meeting was held on Wednesday, June 20, 2001 from 12-1pm in the North Auditorium of the Jackson Federal Building. The most significant event was the process to elect a new Second Vice President. Three highly qualified candidates were nominated. Each candidate provided a verbal overview of their qualifications. A vote was then conducted by the 39 members present. Dave Crippen, with Transit Design and Construction, received the most votes. As a result, Dave becomes the new Second VP and Chair of the Bargaining Committee. Congratulations to Dave and please support his efforts during the upcoming contract bargaining process.
Voluntary Dues Authorization CardsTEA will need financial resources during the contract bargaining process. Since TEA's recognition by King County in April, the County has allowed the use of payroll deduction for union dues. Voluntary dues authorization cards have been distributed. Over 100 TEA members are now contributing via payroll deductions. Contact your TEA work group representative or any Board member for a dues authorization card or additional information.